OC3 Benchmarks

In this section we compare the results produced by Ashes to those from the OC3 project (Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration), published by Jonkman et al. (2010f). In the OC3 project, several participants with different aeroelastic software use the 5-MW reference wind turbine with predetermined load case to produce and compare results. There is by definition no 'correct' result, as we are here comparing results between different codes rather than to measurements.